It's been a busy summer for East Aurora School District Business Manager Paul Blowers. In addition to his everyday work of closing out last year's accounts, preparing for the coming year's expenses and managing his office during a financial audit, he was recently named Administrator of the Year by the New York State Association of Educational Office Professionals.
When the East Aurora Village Board moved forward on a grant to install solar panels, the expectation was to see nearly $2,500 in yearly electricity savings. But two years after installation, the panels have only created half that much in cost reductions.
One goal of the Buffalo Ski Club—located just a few minutes outside of West Falls at 7414 State Road in Colden—is for families to have a place to ski and enjoy snow sports together. In the case of families where someone has a disability—mental, emotional or physical—finding an activity the whole group can do together becomes more of a challenge.
The Matthew Foster Foundation recently held its 15th annual golf tournament at the East Aurora Country Club.
A local energy company thinks it can save the Town of Elma $54,000 a year in electricity costs through a solar panel field constructed on town property. The suggestion is that the system—which would be installed at no cost to the town—would cover all electricity usage.
Besides a few concerns that were noted, the Elma Town Board received largely positive feedback for the proposed changes regarding its multiple-family dwelling code revisions during a public hearing last week.
The Kiwanis Club of East Aurora has become a major supporter of the campaign to enhance the Millard Fillmore Presidential Site on Shearer Avenue. Grace Meibohm and John Pagliaccio, former presidents of both the Aurora Historical Society and Kiwanis Club, recently presented a $1,000 check to Historical Society Director Robert Lowell Goller and President Susan McBurney.
Girl Scouts of Western New York recently announced that Elma resident Morgan Paladino has received the Gold Award, the highest award available in Girl Scouting. She was recognized earlier this month with 45 other scouts during a ceremony at Samuel's Grande Manor in Williamsville.
The Glory Days Wood Bat Softball League completed the 2014 season last week by awarding championship trophies in the 50+ and 60+ divisions after exciting final games at J.P. Nicely Memorial Park in West Falls. The Wallenwein’s Dudas, managed by Rick Ohler, won the 50+ crown while Arnie’s Army, coached by Arnie Walker, captured the title in the 60+ Division.